Posted on December 25, 2006 - by Khaled
As I have announced it before, I am going to be posting Photoshop tutorials on this blog. Some tutorials are old others are new and will be posted for the first time. So stay tuned!
Today I am going to start off with quite a simple tutorial that will show you how to achieve a glassy text effect .
This tutorial was made using Photoshop CS2 but can be achieved using older Photoshop versions. You can now add a cool effect to your text easily. Of course, and as usual, your feedback is more than welcome.
First of all I’ve created a new blank document That is 400×150, Then I have selected the text tool, I’ve set the font to “Gill Sans Ultra Bold”, the size to 60pt and the color to #d41385 (yeah that’s pink!!). Then I’ve typed in my text. Read on
Here’s my text:
After that, duplicate the text layer (ctrl+j or cmd+j), select the original text layer that is listed under the new duplicated layer in the layers window, set its opacity to 75%.
Now select the top text layer (the duplicated one) right click and choose rasterize type.
Select the elliptical marquee tool, make a selection of the top part of your text like shown below:
Hit the delete key to clear the selected area of the rasterized text. Here’s the result:
Hit ctrl+D (or cmd+D) to deselect. Double click on the original text layer, the layer style window will pop up. Select “outer glow” and put in these settings:
– Blend Mode: Normal
– Opacity: 100%
– Color: #d41385
– Noise: 0%
– Technique: Softer
– Spread: 70%
– Size: 5px
Now select “Stroke” and select white (#FFFFFF) as color, (leave size: 3px):
Click OK and look at the result:
Now you’re done, you customize your text, add more effects change the color etc…
Next time I will tell you how the achieve the reflection effect! so stay tuned: Update now it is ready, the reflection tutorial is here so go and check it